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Okay, here we are in the tower of babel. I hope you like battling giant monsters and sad origin stories, because that's what the Tower of Babel's all about! I've got one more chapter in V9 I'll try to do that as soon as I can.
[Doubutsu no Kuni 32 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: Word.32 The Tower of Babel
Kiritobi: Tarouza! There are loads of Chimeras in the darkness!!
Use us weasels' eyes!!!
Tarou: Thanks. I'm counting on you, Kiritobi!!!
Kiritobi: Scatter, everyone!!!
Weasels: NIN NIN NIN NIN NIN NIN!!!
Tarouza: Weasels sure are something.
They can see well in the dark!!!
SFX: GOH DO
There it is!
Tarouza, there's a path leading up in front of us!!
Tarou: Past there is where I couldn't get to last time......
Everyone, focus your consciousness on me!!
Be careful of your surroundings
and rush all the way up in one burst!!
Tarou: 3rd floor!!
Tarou: 4th floor!!!
Tarou: It's bright!!
Kiritobi!! Do you sense any enemies?!
Kiritobi: Something's there!!
Kiritobi: But... there's no intent to kill...
Tarou: What do you mean?!
Kiritobi: It's just a judgement from looking at them with my eyes!!
T/N: This city is based on Shibuya ward of Tokyo.
Kuro: What... is all that?
MoMouros: So many... colors...
SFX: BASHI BASHI BASHI BASHI
Guys: It's glowing so much......
Oiss: Is there a firefly stuck in every one of those?
Wolves: Those guys......
Humans: Looks like there's some time until the movie.
Look what they've got in stock!
Those bargains are demonic!
Wolf: I thought so.
They're the same as Tarouza......
There's only supposed to be 5 humans on this planet......
Why are there so many there?
And why are there such big buildings?
Giller: Watch closely.
You'll soon find out.
Megumi: Ara? [Heart]
Hey, are you perhaps......
Tarou: Huh? Ah...
Megumi: Welcome back!
Humans: Welcome back!!!
Kurokagi: What'd they say, Tarouza?
Tarou: They said "Welcome back"......
Moko: Taro-chan! Look! It's a white turd!!
Tarou: Here, Moko! Come over here!!
SFX: GORO GORO...
Tarou: Are you all...... humans?
Megumi: We're human-shaped Chimeras.
Tarou: Human-shaped Chimeras?!!
Guy: This makes three people!
Megumi: Yeah! Giller-sama, Capri-sama and...... What's your name?
Tarou: I'm...... Tarouza......
Megumi: Tarouza-sama! That's so cool! You've got a name from Japan, this city, same as me!
I'm Koyama Maki.
Well, since it's your first time here, Tarouza-sama,
I'll explain this place, the Tower of Babel to you.
I hope you have a good time! [Heart]
Nice to meet you.
Riemu: Human-form chimera......
Are those also things you made?
Or perhaps...... Kuou did?
I see. So you looked at that notebook.
Just from seeing that notebook,
it can seem that Kuou invented the Chimera, but...
Chimeras themselves where something humans researched and made over a long period of time.
Kuou only did a fresh review of that research.
Those are dolls made by humans when they couldn't stop the decline of the number of people.
They were made purposefully to look like humans in order to distract them from their own loneliness.
They're Chimeras, aren't they?
They move and talk and everything.
They're living things!
Giller: Those are implanted personalities.
The human personalities that were left in the Tower of Babel
And they work as a program in the organ equivalent to a brain that Chimeras have.
They talk and adapt according to the programs and pretend to have lives.
They're the same as the Chimeras you all have fought so far.
The instinctual thoughts of animals are programmed into them which determines how they move.
Giller: The Chimeras have no "ego".
They do not have what one could call a will of their own.
All Chimeras have personalities and move freely,
but that is not their own will. They are only obeying a master's orders.
And right now, their master
is, of course, me.
Riemu: Then what about that boy named Luke?
Riemu: He disobeyed your orders.
That was some abnormal programming mistake.
Such a thing...
Are you awake?
Luke: Who are you?
Victoreem: It's me. You know, me.
Luke: You're a Chimera, right?
Victoreem: Yeah. I'm a Chimera.
You look like you're the same as me,
so I came to take a peek at you.
Luke: The same?
Victoreem: "Something" is in us.
Victoreem: We're different from the other Chimeras.
How should I say it... they're like empty shells.
But you and I have a thing in us.
Victoreem: "I" am in me.
Victoreem: I do nooot, I do nooot know for what reaaason I was booorn bu~~~~t
I am meeee
Luke: I do nooot know~~
Why do I need to say this?
Victoreem: Hah! That's it!
That's proof that "you've got it in you"!
SFX: BYURUN BYURUN BYURUN
[I'm getting flashbacks to that one Gash chapter... The AHAHA one.]
Giller: Even searching through all of the previous research records,
there was never a Chimera born with an ego before...
If I investigate it and remove the bug,
other Chimeras will stop having that kind of inexplicable movements.
Giller: Take a look at this city.
Don't you think it's well made?
This city... is it a place that real humans, rather than Chimeras, lived in?
Giller: Yes... Long ago, the inhabitants of Babel actually lived in it.
Kuou was the last of them...
Riemu: Zelya Disease...?
Giller: Ah, so you know of that disease?
Was it written about in Kuou's Notebook?
GIller: The disease that spread only to humans and stopped children from being born, Zelyda Disease.
Not only did they not find a cure,
they didn't even know how it spread.
SFX: TATATA TATA...
Even if they completely quarantined hospitals, people would become sickly in far-away cities.
Air, water, vegetation, animals...
Humanity questioned everything as a possible cause of the spread the infection.
So they invested all of their intelligence and resources into managing the the conditions of air, water, ground, plants, and everything else to make a world of only humans...
Riemu: Only humans...?
Giller: Only humans.
Megumi: And that should cover everything you need to know about this tower, Tarouza-sama.
we need to kill all animals that come in here from the outside except for humans.
Guy: No! I'm pretty sure Giller-sama said it's okay for lions to come in.
Guy: Ah, hello...
Hey! There's a phone call from Giller-sama!
He says Tarouza-sama is no good either! He's got lots of germs from the outside, too, so eliminate him!
that's too bad.
SFX: ZAZA ZAZA ZAH
Giller: Even in this tower
where every animal sides humans were eliminated, a place that was supposed to be a world only for humans,
there was an outbreak of Zelyda Disease.
It's not hard to imagine an image of this tower filled with madness.
The suffering... and the extinction.
What now wanders here are some repulsive monster dolls.
In the tower that was humanity's final stronghold,
and humanity's largest grave-marker...
SFX: MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI
Giller: That is what this Tower of Babel is.
T/N: There are kanji under the sounds this Chimera makes. It's an old-fashioned way to write hiragana phonetically. Though they don't mean anything in particular. Like the ones here mean whelk and silk.
SFX : GYUOH
SFX: DODODODO DODODODOO
Tarou: Birds, one third of you continue up though the tower and look for a path!!
The rest, look at this village from above and show me what it looks like.
Have the weasel army spread around this village so I can see what this village looks like from below!!!
There are lots of buildings in this village!!
Tarou: So use well the places you can hide!!
SFX: DODODODO DOO
SFX: DODODO DODO DODO
Tarou: Drive them into a corner!!!
SFX: DODODODO DODODO
SFX: DODODOO BAH
SFX: GO BAAAAA
SFX: BARA BARA BARA
A blockhead like this isn't scary......
Get out of my way!
Just a little further......
Catherine: And I'll be able to start my life again!!!
Riemu: We can do it!!
We didn't come here with half-assed resolve!!
Catherine: If I can get a world where no one's eaten......
Catherine: I can have children without fear once again!!!
Catherine: If everyone's cries come together......
Catherine: Even if I'm hated by my fellow hippos......
Catherine: I'll be able to talk to other animals!!!
Catherine: If we climb this tower...
I'll once again be able...
to get a family and like a life that's not lonely!!!
Catherine: Be quiet, Tarouza!!
I don't like linking my consciousness with you!!
I'll finish this guy off on my own!!!
Tarou: O....... Oo...
SFX: GICHON GICHON
SFX: ZURU ZURU ZURU
Giller: You...... Said something about uniting the cries at this tower, did you?
Even if such a function existed in this tower,
it would be something only at the top.
Because what's found here is, of the ones that survived in the Tower of Babel, the humans'
SFX: BIKUH (Surprise)
Giller: In order for "only" humans to survive,
SFX: MEKI MEKI
Giller: they made a god of death that can kill all animals besides humans.
SFX: MEKI MEKI
Giller: A mass of human spite.
TItle: Omake Page
Raiku: Let me jump right in,
Twitter sure is nice, ain't it?
I mainly use it to exchange information with fans and other mangaka.
But I can see other reasons why people are interested in it.
Text: Woke up
Raiku: Because mangaka confine themselves in studios and work all the time
we don't know much about what's going on in the outside world.
But when I look on Twitter
I see lots of people saying stuff like "That's so interesting!" "This is the best" and such.
Handwritten: That manga is so awesome!!
This anpan rocks! This'll get popular!
Raiku: Though that, I've come across some good anime
movies of different subjects, and watch sports in real time...
Hanswritten: That anime's the best!!
We did it! An early goal!!
Raiku: This kinda feels like how we exchanged information during my school days.
I'd talk about heavily-discussed topics with friends and then I'd see those things, too. It's that kind of credible information.
Don't you kinda feel like that
when you're in class?